2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

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Who will win?

Raiders 13+
2
15%
Raiders 1-12
2
15%
Draw
0
No votes
Panthers 1-12
0
No votes
Panthers 13+
9
69%
 
Total votes: 13

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Re: 2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Teams and Previews

Post by Timbo » July 30, 2018, 3:43 pm

1-Austin
2-Abbey
3-Cotric
4-Leilua
5-Rapana
6-Whitehead
7-Williams
8-Knight
9-Hodgson
10-Soliola
11-Tapine
12-Bateman
13-Papalli

14-Havili
15-Lui
16-Murchie
17-Guler

Geez. There are several blokes in there who are out of position who I wouldn’t want in even in their actual position.

Long day ahead at Penrith I reckon.
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Post by -TW- » July 30, 2018, 4:28 pm

Hope they bring the rubber duckies, this is gonna be a bath

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Post by bonehead » July 30, 2018, 5:05 pm

sezer and Boyd back?

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Post by PerthRaider86 » July 30, 2018, 5:15 pm

Hopefully this is the game that has the straw that breaks the camels back..........

i predict 64 - 6
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Post by greeneyed » July 30, 2018, 5:16 pm

Sia Soliola says the Canberra Raiders have let Ricky Stuart down

Dejected Canberra Raiders veteran Sia Soliola says the playing group has let Ricky Stuart down as they stare down the barrel of missing the finals for the fifth time in six years.

"It’s not just him, [we've let down] the whole community. If you look at the scope of how our season has gone, a lot of things that didn’t really go our way were the things we could have controlled," Soliola said. "He’s still the same old Ricky, the real passionate thing. We will always see that side of Ricky and that’s always a great thing for us as a playing group.

Read more: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/sport/ ... 4zud3.html
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Post by greeneyed » July 30, 2018, 5:20 pm

Canberra Raiders playmaker Blake Austin has plenty to play for

Warrington-bound five-eighth Blake Austin is adamant he still has plenty to play for as he looks to finish his Canberra Raiders stint on a high.

"We’ve got five matches to think about before we can worry about taking off," Austin said. "It’s hard to really look too hard into the way the season has gone until it’s finished. We’ve got five games to go and the numbers tell us that we’re a very small chance if we can win games of footy.

Read more: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/sport/ ... 4zud4.html
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Re: 2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Teams and Previews

Post by RedRaider » July 30, 2018, 5:22 pm

zim wrote:
July 29, 2018, 3:10 pm
1. Nick Cotric
2. Brad Abbey
3. Blake Austin
4. Joey Leilua
5. Jordan Rapana
6. Sam Williams
7. Aidan Sezer
8. Liam Knight
9. Josh Hodgson
10. Sia Soliola
11. Joseph Tapine
12. Elliot Whitehead
13. Josh Papalii

14. Siliva Havili
15. Jack Murchie
16. Luke Bateman
17. Emre Guler
I think Lui will be in the side before Guler this week Zim, but other than that I think that is the best we can muster. However given Sticky is picking the side I expect Paulo will be there somewhere.

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Post by zim » July 30, 2018, 5:55 pm

RedRaider wrote:
July 30, 2018, 5:22 pm
zim wrote:
July 29, 2018, 3:10 pm
1. Nick Cotric
2. Brad Abbey
3. Blake Austin
4. Joey Leilua
5. Jordan Rapana
6. Sam Williams
7. Aidan Sezer
8. Liam Knight
9. Josh Hodgson
10. Sia Soliola
11. Joseph Tapine
12. Elliot Whitehead
13. Josh Papalii

14. Siliva Havili
15. Jack Murchie
16. Luke Bateman
17. Emre Guler
I think Lui will be in the side before Guler this week Zim, but other than that I think that is the best we can muster. However given Sticky is picking the side I expect Paulo will be there somewhere.
If I was picking what side I thought was actually going to play instead of what I wanted to see I would have gone:

1. Nick Cotric
2. Brad Abbey
3. Blake Austin
4. Joey Leilua
5. Jordan Rapana
6. Sam Williams
7. Aidan Sezer
8. Junior Paulo
9. Josh Hodgson
10. Dunamis Lui
11. Joseph Tapine
12. Elliot Whitehead
13. Josh Papalii

14. Siliva Havili
15. Luke Bateman
16. Shannon Boyd
17. Sia Soliola

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Post by -GD- » July 30, 2018, 6:17 pm

greeneyed wrote:Canberra Raiders playmaker Blake Austin has plenty to play for

Warrington-bound five-eighth Blake Austin is adamant he still has plenty to play for as he looks to finish his Canberra Raiders stint on a high.

"We’ve got five matches to think about before we can worry about taking off," Austin said. "It’s hard to really look too hard into the way the season has gone until it’s finished. We’ve got five games to go and the numbers tell us that we’re a very small chance if we can win games of footy.

Read more: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/sport/ ... 4zud4.html

Lol

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Post by Raiders666 » July 30, 2018, 6:22 pm

-TW- wrote:
July 30, 2018, 4:28 pm
Hope they bring the rubber duckies, this is gonna be a bath
Can't see it tbh.... Penrith have been way down on form and were very lucky to beat Manly of all teams lol

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Post by gangrenous » July 30, 2018, 6:24 pm

greeneyed wrote:Canberra Raiders Ricky Stuart reaches out to dumped touch judge Ricky McFarlane

In a wonderful display of sportsmanship, Ricky Stuart has reached out to the touch judge whose error ended his Canberra team’s season a week ago.

Friends have described how McFarlane was reduced to tears by his error, barely able to function. Stuart, upon hearing this, attempted to contact McFarlane to console him.

Read more: https://wwos.nine.com.au/2018/07/30/11/ ... e-the-mole
That’s sad to hear. He screwed up in an accidental heat of the moment way. His superiors screwed up in an extended **** show of incompetence. Yet somehow he was scapegoated the worst it seems. As angry as I was at the refereeing, the least of that frustration was directed at the touchie.

I hope Ricky told him something similar.

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Post by Green eyed Mick » July 30, 2018, 7:20 pm

greeneyed wrote:
July 30, 2018, 5:16 pm
Sia Soliola says the Canberra Raiders have let Ricky Stuart down

Dejected Canberra Raiders veteran Sia Soliola says the playing group has let Ricky Stuart down as they stare down the barrel of missing the finals for the fifth time in six years.

"It’s not just him, [we've let down] the whole community. If you look at the scope of how our season has gone, a lot of things that didn’t really go our way were the things we could have controlled," Soliola said. "He’s still the same old Ricky, the real passionate thing. We will always see that side of Ricky and that’s always a great thing for us as a playing group.

Read more: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/sport/ ... 4zud3.html
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Post by LastRaider » July 30, 2018, 7:31 pm

-GD- wrote:
greeneyed wrote:Canberra Raiders playmaker Blake Austin has plenty to play for

Warrington-bound five-eighth Blake Austin is adamant he still has plenty to play for as he looks to finish his Canberra Raiders stint on a high.

"We’ve got five matches to think about before we can worry about taking off," Austin said. "It’s hard to really look too hard into the way the season has gone until it’s finished. We’ve got five games to go and the numbers tell us that we’re a very small chance if we can win games of footy.

Read more: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/sport/ ... 4zud4.html

Lol
Of course he does. He has 5 rounds left to impress a NRL club to save him from going to England.


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Post by green eyebrow » July 30, 2018, 7:36 pm

Another disaster looming up this weekend against the fast men of Penrith.

Although, someone mentioned above, we r still a chance. Hahaha
I'd liked to see that.

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Post by InFernos_Raiders » July 30, 2018, 7:50 pm

Who cares it's obvious the players don't care so why should I. Their poor attitude in games is easy to see and the Fans deserve better they are employed to do a job if I got all upset, sooky and angry at work I would be sacked. A bunch of spoiled overpaid brats, not all but enough of them to do damage to the teams performances.

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Post by InFernos_Raiders » July 30, 2018, 7:50 pm

LastRaider wrote:
July 30, 2018, 7:31 pm
-GD- wrote:
greeneyed wrote:Canberra Raiders playmaker Blake Austin has plenty to play for

Warrington-bound five-eighth Blake Austin is adamant he still has plenty to play for as he looks to finish his Canberra Raiders stint on a high.

"We’ve got five matches to think about before we can worry about taking off," Austin said. "It’s hard to really look too hard into the way the season has gone until it’s finished. We’ve got five games to go and the numbers tell us that we’re a very small chance if we can win games of footy.

Read more: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/sport/ ... 4zud4.html

Lol
Of course he does. He has 5 rounds left to impress a NRL club to save him from going to England.


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pfft who cares at this stage.

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Post by Kryptonite » July 30, 2018, 9:08 pm

Azza wrote:
July 29, 2018, 10:59 am
Has there ever been a more depressing time as a Raiders supporter?
Hell Yes, many, many, many more

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Post by Azza » July 30, 2018, 9:56 pm

I disagree. I don't think I have ever, ever felt as despondent about our hopes as a club, both now and in the future. And I've supported the team for a long time.

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Post by bonehead » July 31, 2018, 6:17 am

03/04 we bled talent hard, maybe not top shelf but guys like the Monaghans, mclinden, Davico, wiki and heaps of others in a real squad turnover.

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Post by Brew » July 31, 2018, 7:26 am

I must admit even during the Furner era when we had some awful games I know his teams would be able to pull out a win shortly, usually if a home game was coming up.
I honestly don’t think we will win another game this year, even the Tigers who have been our whipping boys will win with Robbie and Benji providing a master class.
Everyone knows that I’ll always support Stick but the club is stale, not going anywhere, doing the same thing over and over, expecting a different result.
I can’t see any up side to next year at all I really cant. But I’ll front up to Penrith on Sunday to watch this smozzle.


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Post by -PJ- » July 31, 2018, 7:34 am

greeneyed wrote:
July 30, 2018, 5:20 pm
Canberra Raiders playmaker Blake Austin has plenty to play for

Warrington-bound five-eighth Blake Austin is adamant he still has plenty to play for as he looks to finish his Canberra Raiders stint on a high.

"We’ve got five matches to think about before we can worry about taking off," Austin said. "It’s hard to really look too hard into the way the season has gone until it’s finished. We’ve got five games to go and the numbers tell us that we’re a very small chance if we can win games of footy.

Read more: https://www.canberratimes.com.au/sport/ ... 4zud4.html
Another bloke vowing to empty the tank for the remainder of the season...
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Post by -PJ- » July 31, 2018, 7:38 am

If Boydy is available can we siphon his tank and refill it with fresh stuff...
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Post by Azza » July 31, 2018, 10:13 am

I suspect the tank must be filled with Potassium Benzoate.

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Post by greeneyed » July 31, 2018, 12:59 pm

VIDEO: Canberra Raiders Sia Soliola: We have to get up and bounce back against Penrith

Sia Soliola admits that Saturday's loss was especially tough to take but despite the Raiders injury crisis, the versatile forward is adamant that the squad are still motivated to bounce back.

Video: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2018/07 ... t-penrith/

Video: Austin: We'll be looking to fix our errors: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2018/07 ... t-penrith/

Video: Knight: I want to remain here in the long term: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2018/07 ... long-term/

Five Things: Raiders v Panthers: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2018/07 ... -panthers/
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Post by reptar » July 31, 2018, 1:33 pm

greeneyed wrote:VIDEO: Canberra Raiders Sia Soliola: We have to get up and bounce back against Penrith

Sia Soliola admits that Saturday's loss was especially tough to take but despite the Raiders injury crisis, the versatile forward is adamant that the squad are still motivated to bounce back.

Video: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2018/07 ... t-penrith/

Video: Austin: We'll be looking to fix our errors: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2018/07 ... t-penrith/

Video: Knight: I want to remain here in the long term: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2018/07 ... long-term/

Five Things: Raiders v Panthers: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2018/07 ... -panthers/
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Post by greeneyed » July 31, 2018, 2:04 pm

NRL Team: Raiders V Panthers

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Canberra Raiders V Penrith Panthers
Sunday 5 August 4:10pm
Panthers Stadium
Tickets: Click here
TV coverage: Nine, Fox League Channel 502
Radio: ABC, 2CC, Mix 106.3

The Raiders have named their team for the round 21 match against the Penrith Panthers at Panthers Stadium.

The Raiders have been boosted by the returns of both Aidan Sezer (Hamstring) and Shannon Boyd (Calf) from injury, with Sezer named to start at five-eighth for the Green Machine and Boyd on the interchange bench.

The inclusion of Sezer sees Blake Austin shift into the centres, with Sia Soliola moving back into the forwards in the front row. Boyd's inclusion on the bench sees Liam Knight move out of the 17 and into the extended squad.

Canberra Raiders

1 Nick Cotric, 2 Brad Abbey, 3 Blake Austin, 4 Joseph Leilua, 5 Jordan Rapana, 6 Aidan Sezer, 7 Sam Williams, 8 Iosia Soliola, 9 Josh Hodgson (c), 10 Junior Paulo, 11 Joseph Tapine, 12 Elliott Whitehead, 13 Josh Papalii

14 Dunamis Lui, 15 Shannon Boyd, 16 Siliva Havili, 17 Luke Bateman
18 Liam Knight, 19 Jack Murchie, 20 Makahesi Makatoa, 21 Emre Guler

INJURY/SUSPENSION LIST

Michael Oldfield (Knee) Indefinite
Jarrod Croker (Knee) Season
Jack Wighton (Suspended) End of regular season
Ata Hingano (Ankle) Season

Penrith Panthers

1 Tyrone Peachey, 2 Josh Mansour, 3 Waqa Blake, 4 Dean Whare, 5 Dallin Watene-Zelezniak, 6 James Maloney (c), 7 Nathan Cleary, 8 Moses Leota, 9 Sione Katoa, 10 James Tamou, 11 Viliame Kikau, 12 Isaah Yeo, 13 James Fisher-Harris

14 Tyrone May, 15 Trent Merrin, 16 Jack Hetherington, 17 Corey Harawira-Naera
18 Reagan Campbell-Gillard, 19 Kaide Ellis, 20 Christian Crichton, 21 Wayde Egan

Officials:

Referees: Matt Cecchin, Phil Henderson
Sideline Officials: Brett Suttor, Peter Gough
Video Referees: Ashley Klein, Ben Galea

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Post by Azza » July 31, 2018, 2:16 pm

reptar wrote:
July 31, 2018, 1:33 pm
]Why bother fixing errors now?
Because we are Raiders.I hope this helps.

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Post by -PJ- » July 31, 2018, 2:26 pm

greeneyed wrote:
July 30, 2018, 2:28 pm
Canberra Raiders Ricky Stuart reaches out to dumped touch judge Ricky McFarlane

In a wonderful display of sportsmanship, Ricky Stuart has reached out to the touch judge whose error ended his Canberra team’s season a week ago.

Friends have described how McFarlane was reduced to tears by his error, barely able to function. Stuart, upon hearing this, attempted to contact McFarlane to console him.

Read more: https://wwos.nine.com.au/2018/07/30/11/ ... e-the-mole
So Ricky McFarlanes error ended Canberras season...

No Christmas card for you Ricky McFarlane.
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Post by -PJ- » July 31, 2018, 2:54 pm

reptar wrote:
July 31, 2018, 1:33 pm
greeneyed wrote:VIDEO: Canberra Raiders Sia Soliola: We have to get up and bounce back against Penrith

Sia Soliola admits that Saturday's loss was especially tough to take but despite the Raiders injury crisis, the versatile forward is adamant that the squad are still motivated to bounce back.

Video: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2018/07 ... t-penrith/

Video: Austin: We'll be looking to fix our errors: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2018/07 ... t-penrith/

Video: Knight: I want to remain here in the long term: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2018/07 ... long-term/

Five Things: Raiders v Panthers: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2018/07 ... -panthers/
Why bother fixing errors now?
Spot on.

These puff pieces really annoy me. Yes I get the players have to do media time but geez some of the dribble..seriously.

I'd like one of our players to come out and say.."we've been very dissapointing for 2yrs now"..and " we owe our members and fans an apology"..it's way below standard..

And fixing errors !!!
It's rnd 21 this weekend Brake..errors have ruined 17 and 18. Why hasn't this been addressed ? We are below the poverty line here..We drop the ball, we can't defend an error..an error..rinse/repeat.

Arguably the worst club side in world rugby league..the ladder tells a different story but god we are ugly to watch..

We've got 15 other NRL coaches telling their players..stick with em early, it goes for 80, theyre a monster side, they'll get tired, they'll start dropping the ball..it's what they do..

Errors..pfffft.

And Brake..head down to supply and get yourself the next size up in shorts..that's harder to watch than the footy...
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Re: 2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Teams and Previews

Post by zim » July 31, 2018, 4:11 pm

zim wrote:
July 30, 2018, 5:55 pm
RedRaider wrote:
July 30, 2018, 5:22 pm
zim wrote:
July 29, 2018, 3:10 pm
1. Nick Cotric
2. Brad Abbey
3. Blake Austin
4. Joey Leilua
5. Jordan Rapana
6. Sam Williams
7. Aidan Sezer
8. Liam Knight
9. Josh Hodgson
10. Sia Soliola
11. Joseph Tapine
12. Elliot Whitehead
13. Josh Papalii

14. Siliva Havili
15. Jack Murchie
16. Luke Bateman
17. Emre Guler
I think Lui will be in the side before Guler this week Zim, but other than that I think that is the best we can muster. However given Sticky is picking the side I expect Paulo will be there somewhere.
If I was picking what side I thought was actually going to play instead of what I wanted to see I would have gone:

1. Nick Cotric
2. Brad Abbey
3. Blake Austin
4. Joey Leilua
5. Jordan Rapana
6. Sam Williams
7. Aidan Sezer
8. Junior Paulo
9. Josh Hodgson
10. Dunamis Lui
11. Joseph Tapine
12. Elliot Whitehead
13. Josh Papalii

14. Siliva Havili
15. Luke Bateman
16. Shannon Boyd
17. Sia Soliola
That was a lot closer than I hoped :(

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Post by edwahu » July 31, 2018, 4:22 pm

I know Knight isn't the most popular player with Ricky but he really didn't deserve to get dropped. Junior has been much worse and is out the door.

The side really doesn't help with next year at all.

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Post by Leeroy Jenkins » July 31, 2018, 4:23 pm

This team came one game from the GF in 2016, and now in 2018 with pretty much the same squad we continually disappoint week to week.

The Furner times were bad, but let's be honest, our squad also pretty much sucked... too much reliance on good blokes and local products.

We've not got the potential to be a top side, but the execution and mental fragility of this side is killing us... 2016-2018 will be biggest waste of potential in Raiders history.

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Re: 2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Teams and Previews

Post by Green eyed Mick » July 31, 2018, 4:24 pm

greeneyed wrote:
July 31, 2018, 12:59 pm
VIDEO: Canberra Raiders Sia Soliola: We have to get up and bounce back against Penrith

Sia Soliola admits that Saturday's loss was especially tough to take but despite the Raiders injury crisis, the versatile forward is adamant that the squad are still motivated to bounce back.

Video: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2018/07 ... t-penrith/

Video: Austin: We'll be looking to fix our errors: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2018/07 ... t-penrith/

Video: Knight: I want to remain here in the long term: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2018/07 ... long-term/

Five Things: Raiders v Panthers: https://www.raiders.com.au/news/2018/07 ... -panthers/
Knight says he wants to stay at the club. Gets dropped. Meanwhile Paulo has been performing like he has had one foot out the door for more than 12 months and continues to keep his position.

This is the main reason I have had a gut full of Ricky. You can't build a winning culture without accountability and that means dropping under-performing players.
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Re: 2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Post by -TW- » July 31, 2018, 4:26 pm

Id be stacking that left side and running at Austin and Abbey all day

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Re: 2018 Rd 21 V Panthers: Teams and Previews *Teams p1*

Post by PerthRaider86 » July 31, 2018, 4:27 pm

Id honestly be surprised if we win another game
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Cant wait for the Raiders to come back to WA !!!!!

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#SACKRICKY :rant :rant :rant

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